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Ok, so i'm selling off my laptop and using the proceeds from the sell to build myself a new desktop. I have a budget of $1000.00. I'm decided on my proc



I was deadset on a Phenom, but my fellows in the AMD forum actually talked me into going Intel. I started thinking about it, and decided for gaming i'd see the most gain from the E8400 opposed to a Q6600 as not many games\\software apps are designed for quad yet, the E84 clocks so well, and all the L2 cache. I've always been a fan of GSkill RAM and found a great price so i was all over that, and EVGA makes great graphics cards, and for $159 you just can't go wrong. I'm still a little "ish" about that case. If anyone can reccomend anything somewhere close to that price range i'm all ears.

Case: Must be toolless, must have side fan\\vent, bottom mount PSU would be a plus, must have ESata port.
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I would go with this DFI board (same one I have) then use the extra $$ to get an 8800GTS 512.
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or if you like new stuff, you can consider the new P45 board
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Unless you need RAID, I'd drop down the motherboard to a DS3L and upgrade the video card. Other than that it looks pretty good.

Edit, I just saw you selected 2 hard drives. $175 for that board is still a little pricey. I think you could get something sub $150 that would work for you.
Edited by losttsol - 6/14/08 at 8:40pm
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i would get an 8800gts
    
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or if you like new stuff, you can consider the new P45 board
I agree. And also if you get that board wait for the ATI 4850 to come out somtime this week (I think).
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With this card you total will be 34 dollars more (if you go with the board I suggested). However there is a $30 MIR for the card as well.
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Ok, so i'm selling off my laptop and using the proceeds from the sell to build myself a new desktop. I have a budget of $1000.00. I'm decided on my proc



I was deadset on a Phenom, but my fellows in the AMD forum actually talked me into going Intel. I started thinking about it, and decided for gaming i'd see the most gain from the E8400 opposed to a Q6600 as not many gamessoftware apps are designed for quad yet, the E84 clocks so well, and all the L2 cache. I've always been a fan of GSkill RAM and found a great price so i was all over that, and EVGA makes great graphics cards, and for $159 you just can't go wrong. I'm still a little "ish" about that case. If anyone can reccomend anything somewhere close to that price range i'm all ears.

Case: Must be toolless, must have side fanvent, bottom mount PSU would be a plus, must have ESata port.
For a case i owuld reccomend this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133056 and the Little brother if this is the MX+. those are 2 great cases. i was considering them till i went to Lian li.

This Lian li could be an opption if you want to pony up some more dough. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112166
    
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post #9 of 24
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I would go with this DFI board (same one I have) then use the extra $$ to get an 8800GTS 512.
I plan on running RAID, and also would like the option of going SLI later down the road should it suit me. Your comments got me looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136039.
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With this card you total will be 34 dollars more (if you go with the board I suggested). However there is a $30 MIR for the card as well.
I didn't know the 8800GTS was actually better than the GT (backwards to the old days of 6xxx and 7xxx and i haven't followed new gens cards too closely) thx for the heads up. Looks like a good deal to me.
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For a case i owuld reccomend this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133056 and the Little brother if this is the MX+. those are 2 great cases. i was considering them till i went to Lian li.

This Lian li could be an opption if you want to pony up some more dough. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112166
I'm not a fan of the armor. Does anyone acutally see anythign WRONG with this case??? I sort like it, and i think it should be great for a "must be air-cooled" guy like me.
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Not much wrong with the armour, but its a bit big. There are many reviews out there. The CM 690 is also quite excellent, tool free and is bottom PSU mounted and has spaces for 7 120mm fans (1 back, 2 top, 1 bottom, 2 side, 1 front) and space for a 80mm behind the motherboard and its a bit cheaper, (I live in Australia so I don't know about you).

If you wait until the 280GTX/260GTX comes out (a few more days) the prices of the graphics might drop down a bit.

RAID is good... I assume you are going RAID 0 for the extra speed?

I've noticed you haven't selected an OS for your rig, have you already got it or something? Go 64bit for the full 4gb!

Motherboard has Intel chipset? Get AMD graphics, if it has Nvidia chipset, get Nvidia graphics, this is just my opinion as it provides upgradability in the future. I have no idea what chipset the DFI uses though.

Some of the programs I use are multi-threaded optimized so I got a quadcore (Crysis, 7zip etc...) and I usually multitask.
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